The 70th Australian Book Design Awards

The ABDA committee is pleased to announce the judges for the 2022 awards.

We’re excited to have a panel of judges this year who have experience across a range of disciplines in addition to book design, including graphic design, art direction, fine art, publishing and academia.

Nine judges have scrutinised 497 books across 20 categories.

Judges were asked to weigh the merit and innovation of every entry in order to uncover the best and brightest, most original and beautiful designs of the past year.

Their combined scores were calculated by our resident mathematician and then a Longlist was generated.

Learn more about the judges here.

The Shortlist will be announced in Early April 2022 and the winners of the Australian Book Design Awards will be announced at the Awards Ceremony Celebration on Friday June 3 at The Craft & Co in Melbourne.

The awards evening will also include the announcement of The Designers’ Choice Awards that ABDA members vote for on the night.

Tickets for the Australian Book Design Awards 2022 Ceremony Celebration will go on sale in April. Early Bird discounts will be available: ABDA Members $75, non-members $90. Full Ticket Prices: ABDA Members $85 & Non Members $100.